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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Baton Rouge Federal Courthouse

BATON ROUGE, LA – Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, Judge Shelly D. Dick, Judge John W. deGravelles, and Judge James J. Brady of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and the agencies of the federal courthouse will host the Twentieth Annual Federal Courthouse African-American History Month Program.  The program will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Courtroom 1, on the third floor of the federal courthouse.

The featured guest speaker will be the Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Chief Justice Johnson grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was elected Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1994.  She was re-elected, without opposition, in 2000 and 2010.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Mr. Everrett Parker and the Greater Mount Carmel Male Quartet.

Members of the public and the press are invited to attend.  For further information, please contact Michael J. Jefferson, Assistant United States Attorney, at (225) 389-0443.

Updated February 19, 2015